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Full text of "Flora Indica Vol-I"

194                                  FLORA JNDICA.                [Menivpermacta .

Stamina 6 ; Jilamenta cylindrica ; antherce adnatee, ovales, biloculares,
looulis lateraliter debiscentibus. POEM. Stamina sterilia 6, subclavata.
Ovaria 3. Stylus ad basin bipartitus, segmentis reflexis subulatis.
Drupa subglobosae. Put amen hippocrepiforme, dorso cristatum, late-
raliter utrinque excavatum, imperfbratum. Embryo in axi albuminis
cyliudricus^, cotyledonibus elongatis, radicula cylindrica vix latioribus,
planis. — Frutices scandentes^ foliis sitbpeltatis, petiolis gratilibu* basi
articulatis, cymis dichotomic axiUaribus longe pedunculate multi/fork,
scepe in una axilla pluribus superpositis, interdum secua ramwn elongatum
aphyllum paniculatis.

fericampyJus has the fruit of Cissampelos or Stephatna, witii the flower of .the
tribe Cocculea, The bipartite style and peculiar inflorescence distinguish the genus.
When there are several cymes iu one axil, they are superposed, and the higher is then
usually supported ou a longer peduncle, and bears more numerous flowers.

The specimen of Loureiro's Pselium at the British Husetun, though very imper-
fect, is clearly identical with Pericampylux incantt*; hut as Loureiro's character is
very confused, the two sexes belonging evidently to different plants, the name must
be rejected.

The stem of Pericampyt-us incanus is cylindrical and. grooved ; a portion of perhaps
four or five years' growth (or more), is one^-third of an inch in diameter, and presents
eighteen wood -wedges, separated by very narrow medullary ray*; there are evident
traces of periodic deposition of wood in the wedges* marked by the number, size, and
disposition of the great vessels. The $ith is loosely cellular in the centre, passing
into woody tubes near the wedges of wood, and becoming very dense and firm in the
medullary rays and bark. Liber-bundles isolated, applied to the cambium layer, but
not much increased after the first year.

L P.iacaftraft (Miers iu.<ftqlarVJMu»^4^
fere orbicularibus acutis vel obtusis.— Cocjculus itfrcwiua, CoUbrooke in
Linn. Tr. xiii. 57.   Clypea corymbosa, Blutpe, Bijdr. 24.   Cissampelos
Mauritiana,  Wall. Cat. 4980 ! (non DC.},     Menlspeiinum villosum,
Eoxl. J?L 2nd. iii, 81^ (non Lam.).
HAB. In dumetis subtrppicis Sikkim ! Assam I Khasia ! Silhet ! Chit-
tagong 1 Tenasserim ! Malaya usque, ad Malacca !— (t?. r.)
PISTEIB. Java-1
Frutex scaudens, ramulis folvo-tomentosis demnm fere glabris. Folia latissima,
basi leviter cordata vel subtruncata, subpeltata, mucrone subdeciduo ftpicukta, inter-
dum retusa, diametro 2-4-pollicaria, pebiolo 1-2-poUicari tomeutpao, supra glabra,
aubtua-albo- vel cinereo-tomentosa vel ineana, rarius glabrescentia, B-nema. Oyma
bi-trichotoma, folio breviores;pedunculia 1-2-pollicaribus. Bractea ad ramificationes
subulate. Sepala dorso villosa, Pctala trapezoidea, acuta vel obtusa, marginibos
infleiis. Xhrupa l«ete rubrae. Putamen dorso seriebus 3 tuberculorum obtusortun
notatum.
TribuS IV.^ ClSSAMPBLIBBJS.
Stamina in columnam centralem cylindricam coalita, apice die cum
planum peltatum rotundatum margine antberiferam gerentem* Ovaria
solitaria, stylo 3-5-partito cpronata. Hhnlryo hippocrepifonnis, cylin-
dricus, in". axi albuminis parci, cotyledonibus oppositis.
This tribe is characterized by the solitary ovary, crowned by the style, which is